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Dragons get early fall call

I’ve heard the reasons for the early school starts of the past few years and try to understand why the calendar year has shrunk, but I still strongly think it could be done because, and I know I’m a Baby Boomer talking, school shouldn’t start until right after Labor Day, which means September and not mid-August.

Give the kids and their parents the two prime summer months, July and August, off for being families relaxing and having fun on vacation or at home.

OK, I, again, made my gripe.

The reality is it isn’t going to happen any more, so here are the facts.

Sonoma Valley High School’s football preseason started yesterday and the Dragons’ six other fall sports programs – girls’ volleyball, boys’ and girls’ soccer, boys’ and girls’ cross-country, boys’ and girls’ water polo and girls’ tennis and golf – begin their 2014 preseasons on Monday, Aug. 18.


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